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Toronto condos with great outdoor spaces

From Zen gardens to urban agriculture, basketball courts, rooftop cinemas, and infinity pools, outdoor amenity spaces are getting a lot of attention.

As if by magic this week, someone seemingly flipped a switch and instantly turned winter into summer.

Canadians waste no time in starting to enjoy the short, hot season.

From Zen gardens to urban agriculture, basketball courts, rooftop cinemas, and infinity pools, outdoor amenity spaces are getting a lot of attention from condo developers and purchasers alike.

After the May 24 weekend, condo terrace gardens begin to bloom, and balcony barbecues get fired up. Some buildings even boast spa-like or resort-style outdoor amenities.

Here are some of our condo picks that would help you endure a hot and humid “staycation” in the great urban outdoors.

Sonic condos is offering a whopping 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space and an onsite public park.

 “The design of these outdoor spaces was influenced by the people we anticipate will live at Sonic,” said Robert Ng, Principal at NAK Design Strategies.

“This was a rare opportunity in a city of sidewalks and concrete. Called POPS, or privately-owned public spaces, it’s owned by the developer but made available for public use and access.”

Jordan Teperman, EVP from Haven Developments talks about the rooftop terrace at the new SIX25BV condos.  

“We wanted to provide an open environment whereby residents could congregate to enjoy the roof top amenities such as the bocce ball and outdoor kitchens and enjoy the Toronto-Bayview Village skyline.”

The Daniels Corporation’s Lighthouse Tower is rich with outdoor amenities including community gardens, and an outdoor tennis and basketball court.

“We have integrated amenities that build on the City of the Arts theme by creating vibrant outdoor spaces designed for cultural events, music, and public art.” says Daniels’ marketing VP, Simona Annibale.

And Menkes’ Harbour Plaza promises to have exquisite outdoor landscaping, especially when lit up at night.

“Our objective was to create a serene outdoor urban oasis for residents, including an extensive landscaped terrace with a reflecting pool and a sunset lounge offering spectacular views of the city.” says Mimi Ng, Menkes’ VP of sales and marketing.

In midtown, at 150 Redpath, a joint development by Freed Developments and Capital Developments, the new condo promises to offer plenty of outdoor options.

“Designed to be the scene for the summer, residents can go from day to night on the rooftop. This is a lifestyle-focused rooftop playground unlike any other in the city.” says Kalliopi Karkas of Freed Developments.

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